The Chaperone



California Theatre, San Jose Sun, Mar 10, 2019 2:40 PM
Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Feature
Rating:Not Rated
Additional Info
Production Country:Australia
United Kingdom
United States
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Michael Engler
Producer:Kelly Carmichael
Greg Clark
Rose Ganguzza
Victoria Hill
Elizabeth McGovern
Luca Scalisi
Screenwriter:Julian Fellowes
Music:Marcelo Zarvos
Cinematographer:Nick Remy Matthews
Editor:Sofia Subercaseaux
Cast:Haley Lu Richardson
Miranda Otto
Elizabeth McGovern
Blythe Danner
Campbell Scott


Love and longing in the roaring '20s.

Downton Abbey's Elizabeth McGovern, Julian Fellowes, and Michael Engler reteam for a high drama set at the height of the Jazz Age. A Kansas woman, Norma, chaperones the budding, talented dancer Louise to a dance school in New York. Louise's free-spirited temperament clashes with Norma's demure personality. Norma has additional motives to travel to New York: she strives to find her birth parents. The search takes an unexpected turn when she meets a kind janitor. The evolution of both- Norma and Louise, and their unlikely friendship plays out against the backdrop of the prohibition era.  In this time of illicit thrills, glitz, and glamour--flourishing with the sizzling fantasy-world of Broadway and speakeasies--Norma and Louise move towards their dreams. - Pratibha Kelapure